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president obama and mitt romney didn't showcase high drama or any water cooler zingers. instead it was substantive and gave americans a better look at the candidates and their differing paths. a major key issue including taxes, medicare and the biggie, jobs. with live team coverage of the debate and how it's being received we begin with steve handelsman in denver. >> reporter: jessica, thanks. here in denver tonight, mitt romney knew he had to bring his a-game. most of those who watched figured that's what he did. the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator tjim hehrer asked, can you put more people to work. >> he would cut regulations and taxes on small businesses. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others
romney with one liners as he lays out the bottom line for his campaign in san francisco tonight. good evening. i'm jessica aguirre. >> 29 days until the election and he is fighting for his job. an impassioned plea for president obama. he came here for cash but also to send a message. >> he took some deliberate swings at mitt romney and also urged his bay area supporters to call their friends and relatives in swing states. >> we have live team coverage. kimberly spoke to supporters. >> for more, the speech to a packed house inside the auditorium. >> reporter: jessica, president obama told supporters, he needs help. he told 100 supporters at a private dinner here at the billy graham civic auditorium to be almost excessive over the next 29 days to reach out and talk to anyone they know in battleground states who could help them get reelected. then he entered that packed auditorium. the energized crowd of thousands greeted him with a standing ovation and the president spoke for about 25 minutes, telling supporters the future of the nation is at stake, saying his opponent, mitt romney, is
. >> governor romney said just isn't true. not true, governor romney. >> i had a question and the question was how much did you cut them by? how much did you cut them by? >> i'm happy to answer the question. >> all right, and it is? >> president obama shows up for debate number 2 taking on mitt romney. their town hall debate at times more face-off than match-up. good evening, everyone. >> it was combative and it was crucial. wu was it accurate? we heard a lot of heated and pointed comments from mitt romney. >> feisty and fiery, but just how accurate was the ballot. the second presidential debate had a much different tone. who should you believe? we're bringing in tonight's reality check. >> good evening, when it comes to the issue of credibility, it's not just about facts and figures, but also context. there were a couple of moments that shape the entire debate where context was critical. >> because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> it's the second presidential debate was all about fact-checking, the epicenter
on thirty-eight. >>> campaign 2012. president obama and governor romney sparred in the third and final debate of the election tonight. the candidates also found a lot of common ground. it remains to be seen if either candidate will get the much sought after bump in the poll. the last poll had the two neck in neck. if you attempt to cast a ballot and have it registered, the deadline is fast approaching. george? >> you have 45 minutes to register to vote. there is a deadline. these people stopped by to register throughout the day, and many of those say they're definitely going to watch the third and final debate between president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> what we need to do is strong relationship, not the reckless leadership all over the map. he criticized his american leadership on the world stage. and how to have the middle east reject theerertism we're changes and the rising tide of confusion. and attacking me is not agenda. >> back and forth they wept over china and iran. they called the navy plan outdated. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature
haul was likely boosted by tv exposure during the democratic national convention. a romney campaign spokesman said it has not released the september totals but noted in a tweet that romney raised $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. both candidates are still talking about the latest unemployment numbers. the jobless rate is now below 8%. the president was thrilled with the news while the republican nominee was skeptical. >> more americans are entering the work forceful more americans are getting jobs. >> the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the work force were the same as at the time he got elected. why our unemployment rate would be 11%. >>> president obama is set to return to the bay area monday night. he will be fundraising at a concert in san francisco at the bill graham auditorium along with some high priced private fund-raisers. >>> with the first presidential debate behind us, it is time for our factor fiction segment. mitt romney said during the debate that president obama promised he would cut the deficit in half. and romney went on t
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obama and mitt romney will debate domestic and foreign policy tomorrow. and it's that format that could favor one of them. >>> and on the eve of that debate secretary of state hillary clinton makes an admission about the benghazi attack that killed bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >>> i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking showers off to the north getting close to the bay area. we'll detail if we'll have any of that. >>> plus with major warming in the forecast, air quality will suffer the most by thursday. we'll let you know when 90s return in just a few minutes. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight. >>> on the eve of the presidential debate secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the terrorist attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans. in a series of interviews today mrs. clinton stressed that president obama and vice president biden are not involved in security d
from los angeles, nbc bay area. >>> the republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, drew the largest crowd ever this weekend on a swing through the battleground state of florida. romney is enjoying a bump in the polls following the debate on wednesday. the romney campaign reports it is also evident in fund-raising. the campaign said it raised $12 million on-line in the 48 hours after the debate. >>> there's plenty of debate over the presidential debate last week, but we will separate some of the fact from fiction. one of the debates, mitt romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that had received government loan guarantees from the president had gone out of business. here's the facts. only three of the 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy, but many of those other companies struggle including tesla and bright source here in the bay area. on a different subject, the president accused romney of proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. the facts that that romney proposed $500 billion in tax cuts for 2015. >>> a huge success tonight for california-based space x with its first comm
are a little ruffled tonight over a new obama campaign ad targeting mitt romney. >> big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's "sesame street." >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> the obama campaign launched the new ad following last week's presidential debate where romney talked about cutting public funding to pbs, even though he likes big bird. but "sesame street" workshop, a nonpartisan not for profit group behind "sesame street" says it did not approve this ad and wants it pulled from the airwaves. >>> it is a first for san francisco, a target store, not just ordinary target, though. it's a city target. or as we like to call it, tar-jay. that meant a long, long line to get into the official opening tonight at san francisco's metreon. it is one of eight smaller stores opening all across the country to serve busy urbanites they call it. it opens an hour earlier at 7:00 a.m. it features a separate active apparel s
, everything the obama romney matchup wasn't. it was fiery, animated and a good old fashioned political brawl. we have team coverage for you tonight. steve handlesman shows us the best of the debates. some fans tried to juggle both of those events. >> we did a pretty good job with election day less than one month away. some a's fans made watching that debate a priority. tuning in to that spirited exchange while monitoring the score. a's fans cheered on the big game. fans could also tune in to the vice presidential debate. >> it's cool, i can't hear it, though. >> my eyes are going back and forth. so many tv's here. >> he plans to watch joe biden and paul ryan later. >> over at the white hills in oakland, the family is watching baseball and politics. >> we wanted to watch both the debate and the ball game, we love the a's, and it's so season to be in the postseason, the debate is also important. >> diego provided a's highlights he caught on the phone. >> i was on the phone while they were watching the debate. >> the baseball game turned out to be a disappointment, but the debate was full of ac
confrontational than the first, which is widely seen as a victory for mitt romney. the president's campaign adviser says this week could be a critical rebound week. while mitt romney's adviser has what different perspective. >> i think he will be agres ive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> the president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record and he can't change his policies and that's what this election is about. >> reporter: romney's strong performance in the first debate led to a bump in the polls but he is trailing in the key battleground state of ohio. among voters who cast early ballots there, president obama is leading romney 59-31. >>> with all the accusations thrown around during the vice presidential debate we will focus there for the fact or fiction segment. start with joe biden when he was asked whether u.s. officials in libya wanted more security before the attack that killed the ambassador there. biden said, quote, we weren't told they wanted more security there. here are the facts. state department offic
. >>> president obama and mitt romney squaring off face to face, getting ready for the first debate. and a new television ad is reminding the candidates not to forget one of the year's biggest tragedies. >>> plus, a local official charging taxpayers for the appearances? why he is costing the taxpayers even more. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. record setting heat gripping a lot of the bay area and it looks like the temperatures will be 105 to 91. we'll stay hot for your tuesday. wee let you know about the next chance of showers. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ >>> they're prepping, coaching and studying for debate number one. president obama and mitt romney getting ready for wednesday night's face-off. it takes place in denver. both men facing challenges. neither is known for being a stellar debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites and can come off as pa
thousands of women are fired up about the presidential debate and social media buzzing around mitt romney's comment about having binders full of women. lots of people outraged by that comment. we have reaction and more on how social media is driving a lot of the political narrative in this election. >> reporter: even if you didn't see last night's presidential debate you probably heard of the binders full of women comment on facebook, twitter and even you tube. social media users are guiding the dialogue in this election. >> they brought us binders full of women. >> reporter: mitt romney talks about trying to find women to hire for state positions but many women say his attempt to look supportive of women's issues bombed. >> that is scary. >> reporter: going in to the debate, romney and president obama were trying to appeal to undecided women like jacqueline madrid. >> he probably didn't mean it abrasively, but it i have kind of gave me a sense of where his thoughts on the issue kind of are. >> reporter: she's more forgiving than most. binders full of women is now a twitter handle. there
allergies. >>> change in the polls show mitt romney ahead nationally. two other polls resnooef. meanwhile, president obama released some stand-up comedy again debate. you ji, i don't know anything about. you probably got rahmanion. sherz the good gus. she told reporters that. well ish. the with the will me. . . they ruled the mayor violated state law when his political action committee donated $100,000 to the reuse herera team to pay the gok in trun. the mayor tatsz tenlts up to 20 to could have applies to candidates or dand indicate control, rir you'll the facts, and i think once they have the fact they'll have a different ru. >> for leaning it out toward. but. and now there's no vet the poern society its -- that could change the fertility issue for many women. monat the francis spoke with some experts. he joins us live in san francisco, and i bet the authority issue here is going to be whether insurance will cover this for some women and not others. >> well, jessica, that is one of the questions. this is a cautious statement intended primarily for women who are about to undergo chemothe
obama and gop candidate mitt romney step on stage tomorrow night. it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. both candidates have taken the debate seriously. romney aides brought two podiums into his hotel conference room for a mock debate. not only is he spending long hours in practice sessions. but he's memorizing a series of zingers to criticize the president. president obama has five mock debates under his belt. he's been practicing under senator john kerry. the president's goals are to keep his answers tight and be aggressive without overdoing it. a new poll in "the wall street journal" shows nearly 40% of registered voters say the upcoming debate are extremely or quite important to help them determine their vote. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 6:00. >>> triple digits for the first week of fall. if you were outside or inside, you felt the heat. and the heat is still on tonight. san jose is in the 70s. san jose tied a record from 1986 with a high of 96. let's bring in jeff raineri. not only hot. but some of the hottest temperatures of the
or finger pointing. tonight was dinner together and jokes. president obama and mitt romney. >> we're getting to that time when folks are making up their minds. just the other day honey boo boo endorsed me, that's a big relief. >> mr. obama and romney attended the 67th annual al smith memorial foundation dinner in new york city. for much of the evening they sat just one chair apart. the only person separating them was cardinal timothy dolan. it's a fun pre-election electra dwigs filled with jokes. >> president obama and i are each very lucky to have someone in our corner, someone we can lean on and who's a comforting presence. without whom we wouldn't be able to go another day. i have my beautiful wife ann, he has bill clinton. >> all in good fun. the white tie event raises millions of dollars for the foundation, which benefits children in need. >>> hogging seats, chatting loud loudly, putting bare feet next to other passengers. those pictures posted on facebook meant to shame and keep other riders in line. why does the transit agency rail against those violators? stephanie trong with the hal
of money. mitt romney and the republicans are on track to raise at least $800 million or more by election day. >>> in denver, police confirm the shot was fired through the window. president obama's downtown campaign office there. they say their investigation includes video from city surveillance cameras. they described the investigation of friday's incident as active and ongoing. people were inside the office when the shooting happen yesterday afternoon. but no one was injured. >>> there is another recall tonight involving dog treats. this time it is nature's recipe. and the oven baked biscuits with real chicken that were distributed nationwide. they could be contaminated with salmonella which can affect animals eating the products and pose a risk to human handling it as well. the recalled treat were sold in 19 ounce stand-up resealable pouches. they included in the recall are marked with the lot codes of 2199 tp or 2200 tp. you can google it also. they have a best if used by date stamp of 10/11/13 and 10/12/13. thanks for joining us. saturday night live is up next. we've got christina ap
mitt romney and president obama are getting ready for the debate which focuses on foreign policy. while they you know h.er down to study and practice, the vice presidential candidates took the lead on the campaign trail. paul ryan tried to turn the tide in the must-win battleground state of ohio while vice president biden was fighting for key electoral prize of florida. >> he had such a huge say-so in all of this. ohio is the battle ground of battleground states. >> we need you. with you we can take florida and we take florida, this election is over. >> boca raton is the site of monday's presidential debate and we will carry that for you monday night. >> if you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the o'orion meteor shower, this is a live look in san jose where the skies are expected to remain clear most of the night and the shower happens every october. it is a result of the dust from hayey's comet hitting the hat moss fear as it travels through space. experts stay best way is to lay flat on your back, look straight up and then just don't fall asleep. we'll be right back. thirty-eight mean
is sitting down with jay leno. they talk about his biggest rival not mitt romney. >> what's this big thing? it's like me and letterman. >> here how the president answered that one coming un. >> also, the world series you haven't seen. what it takes to cover this international event. we'll look at the media crush in the bay area. >> the custody dispute over this 77 pound dachund. find out who's fighting over the pooch. >> good evening, weather center attracts a few showers. but, ochk, nothing the giants could bt handle. it's going to be all about a warming trend coming our way. our detail when the 80s return in that 7-day forecast coming up. >>> crushed by a crane, investigators are trying to figure out how a crane mechanic was killed at the port of oakland today. he was hit by a moving part suffering massive head and chest injuries. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. workers have not been released but now osha is on site investigating. >> the beach remains closed where a man was killed in a shark attack. experts have more clues about that shark that bit francisco, sol aurks
fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed a republican in 40 years. >> again, that was peter alexander reporting. all right. we are back after the break with some of the best moments from game four in detroit because we can't get enough. before that, we will leave you with this. take a look at this picture. this is san francisco with the to upper glowing orange. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where t
and ohio on monday before he returns to the white house. also, as a precaution, mitt romney has canceled all of his rallies tomorrow in virginia. instead, he will be heading to ohio as well. as we've been reporting, the giants are to win the world series tomorrow night in detroit. nbc bay area lawrence scott is in detroit with a preview of a story of a bay area woman who spent the last six months watching giants games from a cave. >> reporter: you've had a perfect game this season and been in the world series spotlight before. game four starter matt cain. he is a big game pitcher. and some of baseball's luminaries explain why. >> he has learned the right way. he came to the big league with plus stuff. he had the right attitude. just a combination of his talent, his experience and the desire that he has to compete. >> he is like a human metro nome. that consistency. he never gets excited. and he executes and he has great coordination. his delivery is so good that nothing phases him. >> reporter: following along here in detroit is a huge giants fan. she has been following all of the team t
candidates last debate is tomorrow. governor romney took a break from debate practice to cheer on his staff in a game of flag football in florida. as he tossed the coin results were like the presidential race right now, a little hard to call. supporter say he is gaining momentum. >> we like the way florida is going. we always predicted it would go this way. >> if you look at the polling it is trending our way. >> we think it is a better indicator than the public polls which are frankly all over the map. >> both sides are hoping to change the latest poll numbers during tomorrow's debate boca raton, florida. the topic, foreign policy. >>> a former u.s. senator who lost the presidential race to richard nixon has died. george mcgovern was the democratic candidate for president in 1972. mcgovern represented south dakota for four years in the house and 18 years in the senate. last week his family disclosed he had entered hospice care. he died this morning surrounded by his family and long-time friends. george mcgovern was 90 years old. gas prices are on the way down. the national average for a ga
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